Admiral 40 Bluewater Cruising Catamaran

US$350,000.00 (Approx €310,492.00)
  • Boat REF#  ·  302372
  • Length  ·  12.06m
  • Year  ·  2009
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Multihull
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 29hp, Yanmar 3YM30 (2009)
  • Lying  ·  Simons Town, South Africa
Boatshed Boatsales Team

Extra Details

Designer Lavranos
Builder Admiral Yachts
Lying Simons Town, South Africa
Fuel capacity 390.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 390.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 160.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM30 (2009)
Engine Hours engine1= 3200
engine2= 3200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Flexofold, 3 Blade Fixed & 2 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 3.5KVA
Generator Hours 1485
Engine spares

Overhauled fuel systems, cooling systems, water pumps and new Balmar 150Amp alternators and regulators, and mixing elbows in 2021

Fuel consumption is 1.8 litres per hour/per engine.


Length 12.06m
Beam 7.27m
Draft Min 1.00m
Draft Max 1.20m
Displacement 9,000kg
Storage In water


Sloop rigged Southern Spars Aluminium spars (2009) with Dyform standing rigging (2009)


Reefing mainsail North Sail - Slab (2020) 3 Reefs
Headsail North Sails - Furling (2018)
Other sails Code Zero (2020)
Code Zero (2009)

Standing rigging was checked, tuned and approved 2021
All running rigging replaced 2021

Code Zero sails - include continuous furler

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 11 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator Solar panels: 800 Watts Sunpower and 2 x Victron MPPT controllers 2021


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

There are 2 separate, enclosed shower cubicles.
The aircon unit ratings are: 1 x 12,000 BTU; 2 x 6,000 BTU

3 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower
Washing Machine

There are 2 separate, enclosed shower cubicles.
The aircon unit ratings are: 1 x 12,000 BTU; 2 x 6,000 BTU

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass
3 anchors
(Rocna-33kg, Delta-25kg, Fortress FX-23)
100.00m of chain
100.00m of rode
Gemini 3.1m (re-tubed 2018) dinghy (2009)
15hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (2009)
Main halyard leads to electric sheet winch

There are 2 sets of cockpit enclosures - one with clear windows and the other with net shades.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
WiFi Booster
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Iridium 9555 and Inmarsat B-Gan Sabre

ICOM M802 HF radio

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

7 bilge pumps (2 manual / 5 electric)

Date of last life raft service: 01-15-2021

Liferaft make - Viking
EPIRB battery due soon for replacement
Jordan series drogue (sea anchor) - unused

Broker's Comments

The ever-popular custom-built Admiral 40 was built by Admiral Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa, who manufacture luxury bluewater catamarans

The Admiral 40 is perfect for short-handed sailing and provides excellent sailing performance and comfortable live-aboard experience, she offers added spacious live-aboard elegance. The enhanced features included on this fine vessel are - a redesigned helm station allowing for ease of short-handed sailing, a new davit platform, moulded bimini ceiling, redesigned heads, more spacious forward and aft cabins, more locker space, extended saloon seating and a larger sliding door opening.

Cruising World reviewed the Admiral 40 in their June 2008 edition of the magazine and wrote highly of her again in June 2009.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since new - 2009

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

Cape Town, Madagascar, Seychelles, Chagos, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Brunei, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Reunion

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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